Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


These are funny

News caption mishap edition. Read the rest of this entry »

October 1st, 2010. Comment now »

Irish Times/MRBI poll: were the public even at the same gig?

The latest Irish Times/MRBI poll, which shows support for Fianna Fail up three to 24%, is utterly baffling to me. That almost a quarter of the population would consider the bind this country finds itself itself in, observe the quality of leadership we’ve had for 21 of the last 23 years and think ‘Yep, more of the same please…’ Well, there’s only one possible explanation: Read the rest of this entry »

September 30th, 2010. 16 Comments »

Sly & the family Stallone

If this story is true, then Sylvester Stallone is an incredible person… who is also (possibly) mentally ill.

September 29th, 2010. 8 Comments »

This is (barely) funny

Do you like Burger King? Read the rest of this entry »

September 29th, 2010. Comment now »

Published: Village Magazine, September 2005

The lonesome death of Hank Williams

*Jun 01*
This year does not mark the fiftieth anniversary of the lonesome death of Hank Williams. That was over two years ago, on New Year’s Day 2003. Nor is this the centenary of his birth – that milestone won’t be reached until September 17th 2023. A glossy, overpriced compilation of his greatest hits is not in stores now. And it doesn’t include underwhelming “new” tracks, or feature inane liner-notes penned by the director of some lame biopic. Read the rest of this entry »

September 28th, 2010. 12 Comments »

What begins as a few isolated titters soon swells….

…with the help of a few nudges and discreet whispers, until soon the entire room is convulsed with laughter. Read the rest of this article here.

September 28th, 2010. 6 Comments »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I Come Across #45

Its all a matter of getting your priorities straight, isn’t it?

September 27th, 2010. Comment now »

This one goes out to…

Saturday would have been my father’s 62nd birthday. I met my mother for lunch and pretended not to remember. My upset would only cause her upset. My pain would be her pain. You could fill Urlar Lake with our tears. (My mother doesn’t read this blog by the way.) Here’s something nice I once wrote about him. Here’s something else. And here’s something else.

September 26th, 2010. 9 Comments »

Astral Weeks (1968)

Myself and Darragh went on a bit of an auld gallivant in my sister’s car last weekend. This was one of the CDs in the receptacle. The words have been embedded in my brain since. I ain’t nuthin’ but a stranger in this world…

September 26th, 2010. 3 Comments »

Elvis… is it yourself?

Mission: Trick a Psychic into Contacting Someone Who Never Existed
Purpose: My own amusement
Venue: Georges Street Arcade
Time: 13.57, 13/11/2003
Tools: Concealed microphone
Miscellaneous: Feeling peckish, may get a sandwich later Read the rest of this entry »

September 23rd, 2010. 2 Comments »